AC Circuit Theory for Non-Electrical Engineers

Course Number: E-4038
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Peter Basis, P.E.
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Overview

In AC Circuit Theory for Non-Electrical Engineers, you'll learn ...

  • Complex numbers, complex algebra and phasors
  • The concepts of average power, apparent power, reactive power and power factor
  • How to calculate power using the power triangle
  • Methods for analyzing series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
  • Transformer types and applications

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 58 pages

This course introduces basic definitions, quantities and concepts associated with AC circuit analysis.

The material is mainly intended for the non-electrical engineer who requires a basic understanding of AC circuit analysis. Electrical engineers who have worked a considerable time in other areas, will also find the course useful. The course material is presented in an illustrative manner, with equations presented without extensive derivation.

The course is based on the textbook by Peter Basis “Introduction to Electronics: A Basic Approach” 1st Edition, ©2014, published by Pearson. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Periodic waveform, period, cycle, frequency, peak value, peak-to-peak value, instantaneous valule, angular velocity, average value, RMS or effective value and total RMS.
  • Phase relations, phasors, complex numbers and complex algebra and how it helps with phasors
  • The meaning of the terms lags, leads, in phase and out of phase
  • Average power, power factor, reactive power, apparent power, impedance and impedance triangle, admittance, power triangle and complex power, total P, Q and S and power factor correction.
  • Series, parallel, series-parallel circuits
  • The transformer and its functions

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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